How to win the scholarship of the American pro dream

Published on: 15/05/2023
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How to win the scholarship of the American pro dream

High Performance is the program for the chosen. Some are getting their professional dream fulfilled, and this year some participants may also be offered a college scholarship in the United States of America.

High Performance is a program with limited spots. A few of those who apply are offered a spot. The rest of the group of players are highly ranked players from the NF Academy system.

Last year’s elite gathering at the Rio Maior Sports Center, the training facility of the Portuguese national team, was the best complete training experience ever for the players. Several received offers from academies and clubs, and accepted. After ten days of High Performance.

This summer, it might actually be your turn.

A game changer – or massive change of direction in life. Towards the pro dream. For those participating in this year’s program in July, there may also be scholarships for college football in the United States in the pot. In plain language, this means that you will be paid all or part of your education in parallel with playing football. In an arena where the big clubs are watching closely.

It’s a life-changing opportunity and taking you forward as a human being. One not only develops academically and athletically by spending time in the United States as a student-athlete. Being away from home, meeting people with the same goals from different cultures, being able to have all the support and facilities to focus on personal and professional development are the main factors that make this opportunity so special, says João Delgado.

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How to win the scholarship of the American pro dream

High Performance is the program for the chosen. Some are getting their professional dream fulfilled, and this year some participants may also be offered a college scholarship in the United States of America.

High Performance is a program with limited spots. A few of those who apply are offered a spot. The rest of the group of players are highly ranked players from the NF Academy system.

Last year’s elite gathering at the Rio Maior Sports Center, the training facility of the Portuguese national team, was the best complete training experience ever for the players. Several received offers from academies and clubs, and accepted. After ten days of High Performance.

This summer, it might actually be your turn.

A game changer – or massive change of direction in life. Towards the pro dream. For those participating in this year’s program in July, there may also be scholarships for college football in the United States in the pot. In plain language, this means that you will be paid all or part of your education in parallel with playing football. In an arena where the big clubs are watching closely.

It’s a life-changing opportunity and taking you forward as a human being. One not only develops academically and athletically by spending time in the United States as a student-athlete. Being away from home, meeting people with the same goals from different cultures, being able to have all the support and facilities to focus on personal and professional development are the main factors that make this opportunity so special, says João Delgado.

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The American Dream

He is an agent at Nexus Global, which works closely with all U.S. colleges, offering a sports career alongside pursuing a university degree. In the future, Delgado and his colleagues will be a door opener for talented NF Academy players who want to experience the American dream.

We are aware of the talent that NF Academy has in its books, and that is the main reason why we see a big potential for providing a pathway to the USA college market. College coaches every year travel the World to recruit talented players on partial and full scholarships for their teams. Saying this, as an experienced company in the market, we believe NF academy players can be successfully recruited to pursue this new opportunity.

Football is developing rapidly in the United States, and college football is the recruiting institution for the professional clubs.

It could be through the MLS Draft, or via USL2 summer leagues. Many are also recruited through scouting during college season. If a player performs and develops there, there are a lot of opportunities that come, Delgado said.

João Delgado, Nexus Global Agent
João Delgado, Nexus Global Agent
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Winning scholarships

The entrance to getting this opportunity could be participation in this year’s High Performance program. The Nexus Global will be on the sidelines. Along with a number of scouts from Sporting, Benfica, Braga, Vitoria, Estoril, Belenenses and Estrela da Amadora.

NF High Performance is an intensive 10-day development camp, where players are guided by top UEFA coaches with national and international experience.

The players who participate must keep from a high regional to high national level, and have a strong motivation to develop their skills.

The program is a combination of training sessions and matches against the Portuguese top academy.

High Performance is the most suitable program for the older players, who started their development journey with NF Academy when they were younger. This exclusive program is the final step in our development model. It is focused on creating career opportunities in professional football and good human values, says NF Academy Sports Director Gonçalo Moura.

There are not many countries in the world that can give youth an opportunity to play high-level football while studying for a university degree. That’s what makes college in the US such a special opportunity,” concludes agent João Delgado of Nexus Global.

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UPCOMING NF ACADEMY EVENTS

Date Program Country Place Age Group
02 – 03 Dec 2023 NF Team Training Selection Norway Oslo 2008-2011
02 – 03 Dec 2023 NF Team Training Norway Stavanger 2008-2014
09 – 10 Dec 2023 NF Team Training Selection Norway Oslo 2012-2014
10 – 12 Dec 2023 NF Team Training Norway Kristiansand 2008-2014
06 – 07 Jan 2024 NF Team Training Selection Norway Oslo 2008-2011
06 – 07 Jan 2024 NF Team Training Norway Stavanger 2008-2014
06 – 07 Jan 2024 NF Team Training Norway Kristiansand 2008-2014
11 - 14 Jan 2024 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2009
18 - 21 Jan 2024 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2010
01 - 04 Feb 2024 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2011
03 – 04 Feb 2024 NF Team Training Selection Norway Oslo 2011-2014
08 - 11 Feb 2024 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2012
10 - 12 Feb 2024 NF Winter Training Denmark Fyn (Tommerup) 2008-2015
10 – 11 Feb 2024 NF Team Training Selection Norway Oslo 2011-2014
13 - 15 Feb 2024 NF Winter Training Denmark København 2008-2015
18 - 24 Feb 2024 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 8
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2008-2013
22 - 23 Feb 2024 NF Indoor Training Norway Oslo 2011-2015
25 - 02 Mar 2024 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 9
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2008-2013
28 - 29 Feb 2024 NF Indoor Training Norway Bergen 2008-2015
02 – 03 Mar 2024 NF Team Training Selection Norway Oslo 2011-2014

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